I am using the following CSS font-family setting for my Networknet.nl blog:
font-family:"Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
When opening my blog on Firefox browser running on a Linux machine, the font setting of my blog is looking different; font style is not corresponding with my CSS style sheet.
Why is Firefox running on Linux showing different Lucida Grande font?
My Ubuntu machine has no Lucida Grande font installed. By default common Windows Fonts are not installed on Linux and some of them can be installed afterwards. After installing the msttcorefonts package I was still missing the Lucida Grande font.
The msttcorefonts contain the following fonts:
- Andale Mono
- Arial Black
- Arial (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
- Comic Sans MS (Bold)
- Courier New (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
- Georgia (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
- Times New Roman (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
- Trebuchet (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
- Verdana (Bold, Italic, Bold Italic)
This Windows font package can be installed running the following command line.
I found a related post on the Internet how to get the Lucida Grande font working, for that I was forced to install wine and safari applications on my Linux machine. If you own a Windows installation then this job is easier, please go to your C:\Windows\Fonts directory, copy the fonts and place them /usr/share/fonts/ttf folder on your Linux machine.
Don’t forget to get them loaded on the Linux system. After restarting Firefox my blog was pretty much same looking as on Windows.
Font setting is looking OK now, but still some things to do with spacing. Anyway this is how I quickly got my Windows fonts on Ubuntu Desktop 8.04 desktop machine.